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DCMI Call for Feedback: Mapping from Dublin Core terms to W3C PROV ontology

DCMI seeks community feedback on a proposed DCMI Recommended Resource. The deadline for feedback is 7 April 2013. The DCMI Metadata Provenance Task Group is collaborating with the W3C Provenance Working Group on a mapping from Dublin Core terms to the PROV provenance ontology, currently a W3C Proposed Recommendation. The final state of the document will be that of a W3C Note, to be published as part of a suite of documents in support of a W3C Recommendation for provenance interchange.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Deployment of RDA (Resource Description and Access) Cataloging and its Expression as Linked Data

A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Alan Danskin of The British Library will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (17:00 UTC) on 24 April 2013. Registration for this webinar closes 24 April 2013 at 12:00PM Eastern (16:00 UTC). A seminar at the British Library in April 2012 marked the fifth anniversary of a 2007 meeting at which representatives of the Dublin Core, Semantic Web, and RDA communities jointly recommended that the then-draft cataloging standard RDA be provided in the form of vocabularies and application profiles usable for Linked Data.

Z39.85-2012 maintenance revision published

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the publication of a maintenance revision of The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (ANSI/NISO Z39.85-2012). The new version of the ANSI/NISO standard corresponds to version 1.1 of the specification on the DCMI website at Additional information about Z39.85-2012 can be found on the NISO Project Page.

Deadline for DC-2013 submissions - 29 March 2013

The deadline for submissions to DC-2013 in Lisbon has been set for 29 March. The call for participation is available at Submissions are being accepted for full papers, project reports, and posters. Special session proposals are also being accepted. DC-2013 is being collocated with iPRES 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal on 2-6 September 2013.

Joint DC-2013 / iPRES-2013 Doctoral Symposium at DC-2013

DCMI and iPRES are pleased to announce that they will be holding a Joint Doctoral Symposium on 2 September 2013 at their collocated conferences in Lisbon, Portugal. A specific call for contributions will be issued and will be available at The Symposium and the collocated conferences will provide the Symposium participants with the opportunity to engage with colleagues from around the world and contribute to the development of their research and social networks.

Ana Alice Baptista and Eva M. Mendez join DC-2013 Conference Committee

Ana Alice Baptista, Universidade do Minho of Braga, Portugal and Eva M. Méndez, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain have been named to the DC-2013 Conference Committee. Baptista will serve as Chair of the Tutorial Committee and Méndez will serve as a co-Chair of the Doctoral Symposium with a yet-to-be appointed co-Chair for the collocated meeting of IPRES. DC-2013 will be hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico and take place 2-6 September 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

W3C Working Draft: 'Dublin Core to PROV Mapping' available

A Working Draft of "Dublin Core to PROV Mapping" has been made available by W3C at The document provides a mapping between the PROV-O OWL2 ontology and the Dublin Core Terms Vocabulary. The Dublin Core Metadata Terms mapping document is part of the PROV family of documents defining various aspects that are necessary to achieve the vision of inter-operable interchange of provenance information in heterogeneous environments such as the Web.

DC-2013 Call for Papers published

The Call for Papers for DC-2013, to be hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal, 2-6 September 2013, has been published at The call solicits submissions for Full Papers Project Reports, Posters, Special Sessions and DCMI Community Workshop Sessions. Deadline for submissions is 29 March 2013.

DC-2013 conference theme announced: 'Linking to the Future'

DC-2013 in Lisbon will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value. On the web, data -- and especially descriptive vocabularies -- can change or vanish from one moment to the next.

NISO/DCMI Webinar: Translating the library catalog from MARC into Linked Data: An update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative

A NISO/DCMI Webinar with Eric Miller will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time (18:00 UTC) on 23 January 2013. Registration for this webinar closes 23 January 2013 at 12:00PM Eastern (17:00 UTC). In May 2012, the Library of Congress announced a new modeling initiative focused on reflecting the MARC 21 library standard as a Linked Data model for the Web, with an initial model to be proposed by the consulting company Zepheira.